BA (Hons) Theology & Counselling
London School of Theology is privileged to be the only institution in the United Kingdom offering this unique course called ‘Theology and Counselling’, an integrative degree programme combining studies in Theology and training in Counselling.

The Theology & Counselling programme has helped me on my journey to becoming
a counsellor, by making me more self-aware and giving me an understanding of various theories and models.

Rosy Ellis

Who is is for?

This programme is for people interested in training to practice as clinicians in different settings such as the NHS, schools, pastoral ministry or missions, with a strong individual focus. The programme is also for people interested in becoming professional counsellors and needing a well-laid foundation in the Bible and theology. The pathways after training are many, based on your ambitions and dreams.

Time Commitment

For full-time students it is expected that you will be able to commit around 40 hours per week to your studies. For students studying on campus lectures will take place 9am – 6pm on Mondays to Fridays. This normally equates to around 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of personal study time. For students studying by blended delivery you will also need to be able to commit 40 hours per week to enable you to complete the necessary work.

For part-time students it is expected that you will be able to commit around 20 hours per week to your studies. For students studying on campus lectures will take place between 9am – 6pm on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (morning only) in Year 1 and Wednesday & Thursday in Year 2. For students studying by blended delivery you are also expected to be able to commit 20 hours per week to enable you to complete the necessary work.

Full-time students are expected to complete the BA in 3 years. Part-time students are expected to complete the BA in 6 years.

The 'REMA' Model

At the heart of our programme you will get to know the REMA model of counselling which roots counselling in a Christian understanding of people’s fundamental needs for Relationality, Embodiment, Meaning and Agency. This model of counselling has been developed at London School of Theology.

Accreditation

The Theology & Counselling programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is a member of the European Association for Counsellors (EAC), the main professional body for counselling in the UK.

This is the only Counselling programme with Christian Worldview to meet the standards of their full professional scrutiny – and to that we add theological studies with teachers of world renown, in an institution with a long track record of providing the church in the UK and around the world with its future leaders. Academically, the programme is validated by Middlesex University, so that on successful completion of the programme you will leave with a Middlesex University award.

The undergraduate Theology, Music & Worship programme has three levels of study.

We now offer more choice to potential students wishing to study undergraduate Theology & Counselling.

Explore the undergraduate Theology, Music & Worship curriculum for full and part-time students.

Find out the entry requirements for the Certificate, the Diploma or the Degree.

Undergraduate programmes are quality assured by Middlesex University.

Find out how to begin the application process and access the online application form.

Counselling Programme Leader
Nikolaos Souvlakis
Lecturer in Theology & Counselling
Kirsty Annable
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